Not all careers are created equal. Take journalism, for example. High stress, low growth, very low pay. Why would anyone choose this field? (You're asking the wrong person.) According to CareerCast, who ranked the 200 most common jobs in America, journalism is a pretty crummy field to be in this year (as in, last place on the list).
CareerCast used metrics such as "growth outlook, income, environmental conditions and stress" as their basis in creating this list. Here is the methodology they used.
And now (...drumroll...), here are the 10 worst jobs of 2017:
1. Newspaper reporter (Median Salary: $37,820)
2. Broadcaster (Median Salary: $38,870)
3. Logger (Median Salary: $37,590)
4. Enlisted military personnel (Median Salary: $27,936)
5. Pest control worker (Median Salary: $33,040)
6. Disc jockey (Median Salary: $30,830)
7. Advertising salesperson (Median Salary: $50,380)
8. Firefighter (Median Salary: $48,030)
9. Retail salesperson (Median Salary: $22,900)
10. Taxi driver (Median Salary: $24,300)
And in case you're wondering, the very best job these days is that of statistician (Median Salary: $80,110). To see CareerCast's full list of 200 ranked jobs, click here.
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